Friday, February 14, 2020

Indoor track shows they are ready for States at Southwestern Championship Meet

Hannah Langstaff
By Matt Pascarella

The Indoor Track team competed in the SMAA (Southern Maine Activities Association) South Western Championship Meet at the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus on Saturday, February 8th. Windham competed against Biddeford, Bonny Eagle, Cheverus, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham, Kennebunk, Marshwood, Massabesic, Noble, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Thornton Academy and Westbrook.

The Eagles gave it everything they had and proved they were ready for the state meet as Windham finished in the top ten in many events.

Connor Langstaff finished first in the high jump junior division with a distance of five feet six inches. He also finished seventh in the 55-meter hurdles junior division with a time of 9.11 seconds.

In the triple jump junior division, Will Stewart finished third with a distance of 36 feet 4.75 inches and sixth in the long jump junior division with a distance of 17 feet 2.25 inches. Gushe finished tenth in the 400-meter dash senior division with a time of 56.22 seconds.

Windham finished eighth in the 4x200 meter relay open division with a time of 1:43.74. They finished fifth in the 4x800 meter relay open division with a time of 9:09.04.

The boys finished 11th overall, tied with South Portland, with 26 points.

“Overall, our performances were right where we expected them to be,” observed coach Paula Pock. “Our junior division had strong performances. We are hoping everyone is healthy and finishes their season with their personal best.”

Katelyn Smith
Hannah Langstaff finished first in the 600-yard dash open division and broke her school record with a time of 1:29.58. Langstaff also won the ‘Most Improved Senior Division’ award which she said gave her confidence for her races to come.

Katelyn Smith won the ‘Outstanding Field Event Senior Girls’ award which she said was nice to be recognized for all her hard work. Smith also finished first in the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet and 5.50 inches.

Sierra Guite finished fourth in the high jump senior division with a distance of four feet eight inches.
Windham finished seventh overall with a score of 46.50.

“I think we’ve done well,” stated coach Denise Curry. “Hannah Langstaff won the 600 and broke her school record by two seconds. We had two good awards. Katelyn [Smith] won second in the long jump. Our goal was to beat seventh, and I think we’re coming in right around seventh.”

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